Thursday, January 9, 2014

adoption update

  I will admit I haven't been the best at blogging about the adoption.  I really wanted to keep a thorough record of our experience in our adoption process but honestly its been pretty slow going.  We just finished our home study in August.  We had our finger print appointment in November and now we are waiting on our documents to be authenticated so we can send it all to CHINA!!!!  I am praying that happens next week!  A few weeks after that we should be logged in.  We might have a hold up because of Chinese new year.  During this two weeks China basically shuts down so nothing will happen with our paperwork.  Can I tell you how ready I am to see my daughters face????  I am so ready!!!  Please pray with us that we have a fast log in.  I know several people with our agency that have received referrals before they are logged in or not long after but that is not the norm.  That being said it is hard not to get excited every time the phone rings!!  Please pray for my anxiety level as well!!  I am trying very hard to go along with my life and not obsess over it and trust God's timing!  I am sort of failing at this!  I am so ready to meet my girl!!
   I am so thankful for this experience it has taught me so much.  I am so much more grateful for things than I think I used to be and it has taught me patience which has never been a strong suit of mine. It has taught me that no one is in a hurry as much as I am paperwork wise!  It really shows me how I need to step out of my comfort zone and do more to further God's kingdom (why are we here after all)?  I hope people will follow our adoption story and be inspired to step out in faith to adopt or do something else God has called them to do.  I have never been the kind of  person to do missions or even witness to others like I should but God called our family to adopt and I am so thankful we said YES!  It has been a ride for sure but it will be so worth it!